August 9, 2006 |
Two DJs, two newsmen and a network executive have been selected as the 2006 inductees into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Those selected in balloting conducted by the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago were CBS journalist Christopher Glenn; another CBS newsman, the late Douglas Edwards; New York DJ Scott Shannon; another disc jockey from the Big Apple, the late William B. Williams; and ABC Radio President John Hare. The induction ceremony will take place Nov.
January 26, 1989
Scott Shannon, vice president-programming and operations at WHTZ-FM, New York's No. 1-rated radio station, has been named vice president of the Westwood One Radio Station Group. Shannon will move to Los Angeles and assume overall programming responsibility for Westwood One's radio stations, including WYNY-FM and WNEW-AM in New York and KIQQ-FM in Los Angeles.
June 17, 1989 |
A federal judge put a stop Friday to the battle of the Lites, ruling that KEDG-FM has exclusive ownership of the trademark "K-LITE" and enjoining rival easy-listening station KGIL-FM from using the moniker. Both stations have been calling themselves "K-LITE" on the air. KGIL (94.3), owned by Buckley Communications, has used the term in broadcasts since March 23 and KEDG (101.9) began using the term May 13, the day after the Golden West Broadcasters station switched formats from a varied mix of rock to the current assortment of soft hits.
December 24, 1989 |
"What is the most disgusting thing that you have ever put into your mouth?" might not be the preferred topic of discussion around the Christmas dinner table or even in the locker room at the YMCA, but it did mark one of the nadir's in radio broadcasting during the '80s. KFI-AM's Tom Leykis, an itinerant talk show host who has done stints in Phoenix and Miami before landing in Los Angeles two years ago, assumed the dubious distinction of being the first talk show host in decades to get his station fined by the Federal Communications Commission for indecent programming.
May 10, 1989 |
Westwood One, the owner of KQLZ-FM, which has dubbed itself "Pirate Radio 100.3," has won a round in its battle to keep piracy off the air waves. Attorneys for Westwood One recently sent letters to several radio stations asking that they refrain from using the slogan pirate radio , which they say was coined by KQLZ program director and morning deejay Scott Shannon. Four stations that used the term pirate when identifying their stations have responded by discontinuing use of the moniker, said Westwood One spokeswoman Katie Garber.